Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Neni Panourgiá

Adjunct Associate Professor at the Prison Education Program, Psychology Department, and Academic Adviser at the Justice in Education Initiative

Columbia University


Ph.D. 1992 Indiana University (Anthropology, Turkish Studies)

M.A. 1985 Indiana University (Anthropology, Museum Studies)

B.A. 1981 Deree College (History, English Literature)

1989-90 University of Utah (Special Studies in Epidemiology)


Principal Publications

Leros. The Grammar of Confinement

Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology.
co-edited with George E. Marcus, Fordham University Press, 2008

Dangerous Citizens. The Greek Left and the Terror of the State.
Fordham University Press, 2008

Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography. University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.

Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027


212-229-5757, ext 2025

Personal website

Areas of Specialization

Anthropology (Medical, Theory, Cultural Formations)

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

The Culture of Oedipus
Carnal Subjectivities
European Trajectories: The View from the Empire
"Other Tribes": Constructions of Alterity in Early European Thought
Athens as Cultural Space

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